History: American

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South Carolina South Carolina was one of the last colonies, although it held the first, permident, English settlement, which was called Charleston. South Carolina had many rich people settle there. There were many people that played a key part in the colonization of South Carolina. Some of these include Joseph Blake, King William, and Eliza Lucas. The South Carolina colony would not of been the same without the help of these people. Joseph Blake was a very honest governor. He bega

Pocahontas was twelve years old when history was changed by the arrival of three English ships to the new world. The Englishmen on the ships came to start a new colony. The new colony was Jamestown. One of the Englishmen who came to the new world was John Smith. John Smith canoed up a river one day. He was going to an Indian village to attack them. The Indians captured him and sent a message to the chief of all the little villages, (Powhatan, Pocahontas' father) telling him they were going t

The Mexican War: Imperialism or Manifest Destiny Liana R. Prieto (Fall 1995) In the 1840s American pioneers were settling further west than they previously had. Congressman J.E. Belser of Alabama, when speaking of our westward expansion, said, "They might as well try to stop Niagara." ( Nevin, 19 ). The country was in agreement with this statement when, in 1844, it elected James K. Polk to the White House. Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Allen Hitchcock wrote an eerily prophetic entry in his jou

"A Nation-people of similar characteristics and a community with its own territory and government." (Webster's, 613). Less than one-hundred years after the United States had fought so passionately to become a whole, people found themselves breaking further apart from their neighbors and feeling a constant sense of turmoil within their society. Images of the Civil War conflict involve men ruthlessly fighting against their own brothers, family against family, and constant tension between a natio

Gold Rush Unit

-In August 17, 1896 George Carmax, Tagus Charlie, and Scootin Jim were washing dishes in Rabbit Creek when they found large nuggets of gold.
-The 3 men bought 4 claims: 2 went to Carmax and Jim and Charlie each got one.
-In the first 5 days of the gold rush 5 claims were staked. In the first month, over 1000 claims were staked.
-Soon after the discovery of gold Rabbit creek was renamed Bananza creek.
-Rabbit creek is located in the Klondike, wh

English preacher George Whitefield was a leader of the Evangelical Revival on both sides of the Atlantic. He participated in the Great Awakening in the colonies and the Wesleyan movement in Great Britain. He was educated at Oxford and was a member of the Wesley brothers' Holy Club. After his ordination, in 1736, as an Anglican deacon he made the first of seven voyages to American in 1738. He took orders as a priest, but he was excluded from the Anglican pulpits because of his evangelistic p

Go Khla Yeh, "One Who Yawns", named Geronimo by the Mexican Army, was a dedicated Apache warrior. When one speaks of Indian war heroes, Geronimo is many times the first name uttered, especially when it comes down to pride, integrity, and the will for justice. He was born in No-doyohn Canyon, Arizona, in the year of 1829, as the grandson of an Nedni Apache chief. This Position was forfeited as his father married out of the tribe. As a young teen, his father passed away, thus the young Geronimo to

Many economic and political factors lie behind the cause of the American Civil War. Among such causes, the issue of slavery is raised repeatedly. Many men and women sacrificed all that they had in opposition to the evils of slavery. Through these hardships comes the inspiration for such an epic of American literature as Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her novel, a stirring indictment of slavery, truly captures the scathing realities of life in the south for a black slave. As w

Vietnam Essay: Weapons Used in the War Many weapons have been used in many different wars. The Vietnam War is no different. At one point we had over 500,000 soldiers, field medics, officers, and medical staff. Many people died in this war, that was fought over to keep communism in check. Vietnam spurred many different weapons on both sides, varying in capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. As General William Wetmoreland once said, 'Aggressiveness, quick reaction, good use of firepower,

In 1640, a young woman of 24 years, born in Regent-le-Roi, learned of missionary work to be had in the French colony of New France. This woman, Jeanne Mance was to become the founder of a proposed hospital in Montreal to administer to both the French settlers and the "savages" as they were then called. Jeanne Mance, a great role model not just for the nurses of today but also to women everywhere, is best described as intelligent, energetic, and independent. These qualities would have had to